Long Island City’s Skyline Tower is now the tallest outer-borough building

September 13, 2019

Rendering by Binyan Studios

A tower on the rise in Queens just became the tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan. Hitting the 63rd floor, Skyline Tower has officially surpassed in height its neighbor and previous record-holder, the 673-foot-tall Citigroup Building. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the new Long Island City tower offers studio to four-bedroom homes, priced between $500,000 and $4 million. Upon its completion, Skyline Tower will reach 762 feet and contain roughly 800 condos.

The building, developed jointly by Risland Holdings, FSA Capital, and United Construction & Development Group, also became the first tower in Queens to pass $1 billion in total sell out.

Interest surrounding the high-rise peaked after Amazon announced it planned to open a headquarters nearby in Long Island City. But even with the tech company pulling out of Queens, brokerage Modern Spaces said it has sold $223 million worth of inventory since launching sales in May.

Renderings by Binyan Studios

Designed by Hill West Architects, the building is expected to be completed in two phases, with construction planned to wrap up in 2021. Its glass facade contains 358,538 square feet of translucent glass, or the “equivalent to six football fields,” according to a press release.

Whitehall Interiors brought “clean, modern details” to the residences, which feature oversized floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, and outdoor terraces for about 20 percent of the units. Apartments range in size from about 400 to 1,320 square feet.

While Skyline Tower holds the tallest-outside-of-Manhattan title currently, other under-construction buildings will surpass it. When 9 DeKalb Avenue eventually tops out at 1,066 feet, it will become the tallest outer-borough building and Brooklyn’s first supertall.


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